Upgrade Your Kitchen With These 4 Tools
Okay, so you’ve been cooking from home for a while now and mastered some seriously good dishes. You know how to make bread from scratch, cook up a killer chilli and you’ve perfected your marinara sauce. But you want more.
Learning new dishes can be addictive once you get into the habit of cooking regularly, and improving your kitchen skills is just so satisfying. However, to keep progressing in our cooking, there are a few tools that can make a major difference and open up new doors for us. Here are a few gadgets that might be worth investing in.
If you’ve been chopping your veg and butchering meat with ancient old serrated
knives with plastic handles, it’s time for them to go. The most important tool on a chef’s belt is their knives. Investing in a high-quality chef’s knife, serrated knife and paring knife will truly change up the game in the kitchen. Good knives will last you for years and make chopping a breeze.
You should also invest in a knife sharpener stone or similar type of knife sharpener to keep them sharp, and a good knife block to protect them and make them easily accessible in your kitchen.
The sharpener often comes with some different color and shapes. You can easily choose your favourite one and start to sharp one of your essential kitchen tool the knife.
Any tool that can blend, blitz, slice and chop food for you will be a lifesaver. This will enable you to make smooth, creamy soups, create your own sauces and dips, blend healthy smoothies for breakfasts and even try your hand at cocktails.
There are many different types of blenders and processors you might try. You could buy a food processor, an immersion blender, a standing blender, a bullet blender or a more multifunctional device – any of these will do the job for you, and you don’t need one of each, since they all do the same thing in different ways. Simply pick the device that best aligns with what you do most in your kitchen. If you make a lot of soups, an immersion blender might be best.
This next item is a little pricier, but oh, so worth it. With a pressure cooker, you can quickly cook rice, meat, potatoes, beans and loads of delicious pressure cooker recipes – even desserts! These kitchen helpers can help save time, giving you tender meat in a snap, and also reduce energy usage since you don’t need to leave the oven on for 6 hours.
It’s also always helpful to be able to throw a few ingredients into your pressure It’s also always helpful to be able to throw a few ingredients into your pressure cooker (or slow cooker) and forget about them until after work.
Finally, we had to mention the most popular kitchen appliance right now – the famous air fryer. These are yet another way to speed up your cooking and save energy, but still end up with perfectly cooked and crispy dishes every time.
This gadget will even allow you to make oily, deep-fried foods a little healthier by air frying them instead with minimal oil – now you can enjoy samosas, spring rolls, fried chicken and fries without guilt.
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